Program Facilitator - Canada Summer Student Grant Role

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Job Description: Program Facilitator (Summer Student Placement)

NOC 54100: Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness

Overall Purpose: Power To Be Adventure Therapy Society (PTB) inspires youth and families in need of support to discover their limitless abilities through nature-based programs. The Program Facilitator provides implementation and design for Power To Be programs. Primary responsibilities of the position include program facilitation, intake and administration, participant care, working with volunteers and community partners, and supporting risk management and program logistics.



  • Facilitate programming and participant intake consistent with the mission, values and policies of PTB.
  • Assist with developing and implementing programs for a variety of participants that support their abilities, expand their horizons and enrich their quality of life.
  • Consider and adhere to risk management and participant protection policies and procedures in programmatic decision-making.
  • Assist with any program or staff incident reviews where requested.
  • Maintain proper program procedures and paperwork; ensuring ethical guidelines, participant protection, privacy protection, risk management and other related policies and procedures are followed at all times.
  • Provide timely assistance in administrative functions such as pre-program documentation, progress reports, external and internal communications, log books, vehicle use, receipt management, participant files, and program evaluation and tracking.
  • Understand and use program systems and events calendars.
  • Actively maintain and cultivate community partner and volunteer relationships.
  • Review a quarterly work plan in conjunction with the Team Lead/Program Manager; set work and vacation schedule with the Team Lead/Program Manager to ensure adequate coverage.
  • Support the direct care and maintenance of PTB equipment, vehicles, facilities, electronics and other assets.


  • Be a support to co-workers, volunteers and stakeholders; assist co-workers with their responsibilities in their absence as required.
  • Contribute to a positive and dynamic working culture congruent with PTB’s values.
  • Participate in meetings, and support biweekly staff meetings as required.
  • Adhere to all Power To Be policies and guidelines, and applicable legislation as they relate staff and volunteer practices.


  • Understand, and implement proper fiscal controls for program expenses.
  • Submit all documentation in a timely fashion.

Development and Communications:

  • Support community and fundraising events as directed.
  • Attend and present at conferences, job/resource fairs and PTB functions as directed.


  • Contribute to the monitoring and achievement of the annual plans and associated goals in support of the strategic plan and vision of PTB.
  • Support office safety, wellness and security.

Performs other related duties, as required.

Particular Working Conditions In consideration of the mission we serve, it is preferred that the Program Facilitator enjoy an active lifestyle. The position involves evening, weekend and overnight commitments. Working outside in inclement weather is required at times.


  • The successful candidate must possess experience working with people that live with a barrier, disability or other significant life challenge(s)
  • a demonstrated knowledge of outdoor pursuits including sea kayaking (SKGABC certification required)
  • current wilderness first aid.
  • Proficient in the use of computers including standard office software packages, database use, and Internet search tools.
  • Current CPRC certification, valid classes 4 drivers’ license and NLS and/or Bronze Cross are considered assets.


Must qualify for Canada Summer Job Funding:

  • Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • Have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

As per the Ministry of Justice requirements, job offers are contingent on submitting to a criminal record check.

Terms of Employment

Location: North Vancouver

Position: Program Facilitator

Reports to: Head of Programs

Term: Contract Ending September 3, 2022

Hours: 30 hours per week

Compensation: $15.20-18.00 per hour, commensurate with experience